Nicholas Honeycutt


Nicholas Honeycutt

Welcome to North Buncombe Middle School!  I'm excited to be working as Principal at our great school.  I enjoy working with middle school students as they learn and grow in this important time in their life.

Prior to working at North Buncombe Middle, I was a middle school teacher and administrator in Madison County for 18 years. In 2020 I began working in Buncombe County Schools and have served as assistant principal at A.C. Reynolds High School and most recently as Principal at Weaverville Primary School.

I'm excited to be at North Buncombe and look forward to interacting with the staff, the students and the families of this great school community.  I look forward to helping your child grow academically, socially and emotionally.

It is my goal for all students to be excited about coming to school, every day!  I will work hard to create a safe and welcoming school environment and will work hard to continue building on the successes of our school. 

Please feel free to contact me through email, phone or visit the school.  I look forward to a great year!  Go Blackhawks!

Nicholas Honeycutt, Principal

Educational Background

  • B.S. in History - Appalachian State University, 2002

  • Master's in School Administration - Lincoln Memorial University, 2013

  • Educational Specialist in School Administration - Lincoln Memorial University, 2015

Assistant Principals

Josh Fisher

Administrative Experience

  • Assistant Principal - North Buncombe Middle, 2022-present

  • Assistant Principal- Valley Springs 2018-2019

  • Assistant Principal- Nesbitt Discovery Academy 2019-2022

Classroom Experience

  • Physical Education 2009-2019

  • Head Football Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach and Athletic Director


  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Western Carolina University 2009

  • Masters in Executive Leadership Studies, Gardner Webb University 2020

Greetings Blackhawks!

I am thrilled to be a part of the North Buncombe community! I am a product of Buncombe County Schools (Erwin 2005) and have resided in Alexander my entire life. My wife, Tiffany and I have two children Holden (10) and Neely (7) that attend schools in the North Buncombe district. We are very excited to join the family at NBMS and look forward to serving this community.

Go Blackhawks!

Edward Burchfiel

Administrative Experience

  • Assistant Principal - Piedmont Middle School, Union County, NC, 1993-1995

  • Assistant Principal - T.C. Roberson High School, 1995-1999

  • Principal - Buncombe County Career Education Center, 2000-2001

  • Principal - Clyde A. Erwin High School, 2001-2009

  • Principal - Valley Springs Middle School, 2009-2018

  • Assistant Principal - North Buncombe Middle School, 2019-present

Classroom Experience

  • Health and Physical Education, Blue Ridge School, Jackson County, NC, 1987-1993


  • BS, Health and Physical Education, Western Carolina University 1987

  • MAEd. Public School Administration, Western Carolina University, 1989

  • Ed.S, School Administration, Western Carolina University, 1995


My name is Eddie Burchfiel.  I have the privilege of serving as North Buncombe Middle School’s half-time Assistant Principal.  I retired as a Principal in Buncombe County Schools in 2018 after 31 years as an educator, over 18 of those years as a principal.  

My wife recently retired as a fifth-grade teacher at Koontz Intermediate School.  We are the proud parents of two adult children.  Our daughter is currently in graduate school at the University of Georgia and our son is an engineer in Raleigh after recently graduating from North Carolina State University.

I greatly enjoy working with the students, faculty, staff and parents of North Buncombe Middle School.  I am looking forward to fantastic 2022-2023 school year!